Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse pitcher Will Goebel sets to throw in a game this past season. Goebel earned All-League honors in the MAC White Division.

Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse pitcher Will Goebel sets to throw in a game this past season. Goebel earned All-League honors in the MAC White Division.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Macomb Area Conference honors top baseball players

By: Jason Carmel Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published June 26, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Another season has come and gone for the 35 teams in the six-division Macomb Area Conference.

Macomb Dakota was the last MAC team standing, as the Cougars advanced all the way to the Division 1 state semifinals.

Coaches from across the league have once again handed out awards for Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship, along with All-League honors.

Following is a division-by-division breakdown of the awards.

 

MAC Red
Romeo High’s Kaden Stively and TJ Delamielleure earned league MVP and Coach of the Year honors, respectively. The Bulldogs also took home the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were Stively, Blake McRae, Dominic Hann and Danny Vinckier, Romeo; Austin Owens, Nick Rutkowski and Brian Rubba, Sterling Heights Stevenson; Max Tomaszewski, Nick Hartley and Blake Rastigue, Utica Eisenhower; Weston Brundage and Nick Raicevich, Grosse Pointe South; Matt Biebuyck and John Sovey, Dakota; and Brayden Tava, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley.

Romeo finished 12-3 to win the division. Stevenson was one game behind at 11-4. Eisenhower and Grosse Pointe South both finished 8-7, followed by Dakota (5-10) and Chippewa Valley (1-14).

 

MAC White
Grosse Pointe North’s Jack Kensora earned league MVP honors. His coach, Dennis White, and St. Clair High’s David Martin shared the Coach of the Year award, and Macomb L’Anse Creuse North took home the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honors went to Kensora, Ryan Shanley and Nic Good, Grosse Pointe North; Austin Schweiger, Scott Selleck, Max Gottler and Ryan Zimmer, St. Clair High; Colin Cornwell, Ian Cleary and Chance Kirkwood, Utica Ford II; Will Goebel and Ryan Brown, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse; Riley Vermander and Logan Morris, New Baltimore Anchor Bay; and Brendan Oprinski, L’Anse Creuse North.

St. Clair and Grosse Pointe North both finished with 11-4 marks to share the MAC White championship. Ford was next at 9-6, followed by L’Anse Creuse (8-7), Anchor Bay (5-10) and L’Anse Creuse North (1-14).

 


MAC Blue
Marysville High swept the individual awards, with Brian Butler taking league MVP honors and Caleb Dalman earning the Coach of the Year award. Port Huron High took home the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were Butler, Brendan Moran, Macio Miller and Zach Meier, Marysville; Kurt Kessen, Johnny Tisch and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Utica High; Michael Tchavdarov, Matthew Wimbury and John Markiewicz, Warren Cousino; Phil Mackay, Port Huron High; Andrew Maclean and James Delung, Port Huron Northern; and Keegan Smith and Jackson Winbigler, Fraser High.

Marysville went 12-3 to claim the MAC Blue title. Utica was next at 10-5, followed by Cousino (9-6), Port Huron Northern (6-9), and Fraser and Port Huron (both 4-11).

 

MAC Gold
St. Clair Shores Lakeview’s Ivan Krohta earned league MVP honors. Lakeview’s Scott McGregor and Madison Heights Lamphere’s Adam Wooley shared the Coach of the Year award. St. Clair Shores Lake Shore received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honors went to Krohta, Brandon Biggerstaff and Avery Harwood, Lakeview; Cory Johnston, Ryan Barrett, Jake Malak and Justin Mexico, Lamphere; Nolan Mandel, Jake Dube and Brandon Abbott, Warren Mott; Connor Lisko and Andrew Sopfe, Marine City High; Michael Paras and Nolan Wilson, Lake Shore; and David Asmar, Warren Woods Tower.

Lakeview and Lamphere each went 11-4 to share the division title. Warren Mott was next at 10-5, followed by Marine City (9-6), Lake Shore (4-11) and Warren Woods Tower (0-15).

 

MAC Silver
Clawson High’s Bryce Blaesing and Eric Essler won league MVP and Coach of the Year, respectively. Sterling Heights High earned the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were Blaesing, TJ Verner, Jack Therrien and Grant Niezguski, Clawson; TJ McAllister, Devin Schoenherr and Nolan Girven, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Chris Edwards, Anthony Morolli and Nate Dulecki, Sterling Heights; Ian Major and Andrew Keltz, Roseville High; and Ryan Gaffke, Center Line High.

Clawson finished 11-1 to win the MAC Silver title. South Lake was next at 8-4, followed by Sterling Heights (7-5), and Roseville and Center Line (both at 2-10).

 

MAC Bronze
Madison Heights Madison’s Austin Brown and Scott LaBrash took home league MVP and Coach of the Year honors, respectively. Eastpointe High received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were Brown, Tanner Barndollar, Adam Long and Dylan Brown, Madison; Kyle Zabel, Frank Majewski and Matt Yaworski, Clinton Township Clintondale; Robert Randall and Brad Dalrick, New Haven High; Colton Haberek, Terry Phillips and Kobe Lay, Warren Fitzgerald; Adam Garland and Quintez Hudson, Warren Lincoln; and Kyle Mitchell, Eastpointe.

Madison went 14-1 to take the MAC Bronze crown. Clintondale was next at 11-4, followed by Fitzgerald (9-6), New Haven (8-7), Lincoln (3-12) and Eastpointe (0-15).

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